Monday, September 3, 2012

Review of The Godling Chronicles!!

Book Blurb: Darkness comes as a new power rises in Angrääl. The Dark Knight has betrayed the Gods and stolen The Sword of Truth, trapping them in heaven. With the power of the Sword he can reshape the world and bring death to all who oppose him. Only one thing stands between the darkness and the light. Gewey Stedding. Only he has the power to stand against the oncoming storm. Only he can mend the world. But only if he can discover his power....

Let me first say this:  I normally don’t read a lot of books in the Fantasy genre, but occasionally I will find one that grabs hold of me and pulls me into its world.  The Godling Chronicles, written by Brian D. Anderson and Jonathan Anderson, is one of those books that you can’t help but fall into, forgetting where you are and what you were doing.  You can’t help but lose yourself within the pages of this book.

The story begins by introducing us to Gewey, a seventeen year old farmer, living in a place called Sharpstone, who is trying to maintain his father’s farm after his death a couple of years before.  He is a very strong young man, both physically and emotionally, which is a necessity for the coming adventure.  He is given a letter by a fellow inhabitant of Sharpstone named Lee Starfinder.  This letter unravels everything that Gewey ever believed, including who his true parents are. 

Gewey is no ordinary teenager.  In fact, he is one of a kind.  Gewey’s birth parents are both Gods, something that has never happened before in their world.  Lee, a half-God himself, was once good friends Gewey’s adopted father.  Lee is the one who informs Gewey that his life is now in danger because the Dark Knight has found out about his existence and will stop at nothing to rid the world of the one man (Gewey) who could stop him from taking over the world.

Gewey and Lee begin their journey to safety and on the way they meet a band of characters, including an elf and an evil high priestess, who all play a major part in Gewey making it through his journey.  I won’t say anything else at this point, because really, you need to read this book in order to truly enjoy the path that Gewey and his friends take, and the obstacles that they all overcome. 

The Godling Chronicles is a great book for those that love Fantasy books, but even if you’re like me and not a huge fan, you will still find something within these pages that will suck you in.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would love to read the next book in the series.  To Brian and Jonathan Anderson, congrats!  This is a unique and exhilarating book and I have to say that I am greatly impressed.  

Brian D. Anderson was born in 1971, and grew up in the small town of Spanish Fort, AL.. He attended Fairhope High, then later Springhill College where his love for fantasy grew into a lifelong obsession. His hobbies include chess, history, and spending time with his son.

Jonathan Anderson was was born in March of 2003. His creative spirit became evident by the age of three when he told his first original story. In 2010 he came up with the concept for The Godling Chronicles, that grew into an exciting collaboration between father and son. Jonathan enjoys sports, chess, music, games, and of course, telling stories.

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